Health Care 1992

HEALTH CARE REFORM IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STATEMENT June 1992 It has long been the position of the Catholic Church that every person has the basic right to adequate health care. As recently as November of 1991 the Catholic Bishops of the United States endorsed a statement of the United States Catholic Conference "Putting Children and [...]

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Abortion 1992

STATEMENT OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF IOWA AND THE IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE July 1992 We are encouraged that the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey has decided that states have the statutory authority to protect human life. Now states have the legal right to require informed consent, a 24-hour waiting period, [...]

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Equal Rights

REFLECTIONS ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE September 1992 This November the voters of Iowa will be called upon to approve or disapprove an amendment to the Constitution which is generally known as the Equal Rights Amendment. The effort to assure equal rights for women is a worthy endeavor, which we support. Our support [...]

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Social Needs

IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL NEEDS November 1991 It is the position of the Catholic Church that government should give the needs of the poor and the needy special consideration. This was stated clearly in "Economic Justice for All," the U.S. bishops' 1986 pastoral letter on Catholic social teaching and the U.S. economy. "All [...]

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Death Penalty

IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON DEATH PENALTY March 1991 We speak In opposition to the death penalty and its possible reinstatement in Iowa. We realize that not all Christians may come to these conclusions when they apply general principles and Gospel values to the concrete situation. However, we challenge the people of Iowa, especially our [...]

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AIDS 1991

IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON AIDS A CALL FOR COMPASSION FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES March 1991 During the past ten years, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS/HIV) has progressed from a little-known virus affecting a small population of the world into a medical concern verging on epidemic proportions. The HIV infection has now [...]

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El Salvador 1990

IOWA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE STATEMENT ON EL SALVADOR June 1990 As Catholic bishops in Iowa, we join the U.S. Catholic Conference and our brother bishops in El Salvador in calling for the defense of human rights and the pursuit of negotiations to end the violence in El Salvador. The murder of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper [...]

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